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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I have a blood stained vaginal discharge which has been going on for about 4 days, is this normal as im starting to worry!

I have a blood stained vaginal discharge which has been going on for about 4 days, is this normal as im starting to worry!

Get checked: Any unusual discharge can have a variety of causes and the only way to know for sure is an exam. ...Read more

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Streaks of blood in vaginal discharge cramps the next day, what could be wrong?

Streaks of blood in vaginal discharge cramps the next day, what could be wrong?

If not around the : Time of your anticipated period - you may have an imbalance of hormones (progesterone ; estrogen). ...Read more

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I got abnormal cervix cell 4 years ago, I don't attend the regular test , now I start to have a little blood in vaginal discharge,is this normal?

I got abnormal cervix cell 4 years ago, I don't attend the regular test , now I start to have a little blood in vaginal discharge,is this normal?

Unknown: If you had an abnormal pap smear 4 year ago then you are way over due to have a repeat test to make sure all is ok. Whether or not this is related to your bleeding is unknown. You can have the bloody discharge evaluated when you go in for the pap. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding thick black blood (or vaginal discharge) out of my vagina for 2 weeks, what's wrong?

For two weeks of : Bleeding - advise your gynecologist. Black blood is usually older, deoxygenated blood and it is likely being sloughed with some tissue. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stringes of blood in vaginal discharge two months after surgical abortion?I have not got my period after the abortion

Is it normal to have stringes of blood in vaginal discharge two months after surgical abortion?I have not got my period after the abortion

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am having some streaks of bright red blood in vaginal discharge. I am not sexually active. (I'm a virgin), my period is not until next week.

I am having some streaks of bright red blood in vaginal discharge. I am not sexually active. (I'm a virgin), my period is not until next week.

Happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent or recurring each cycle. ...Read more

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Experiencing blood tinged vaginal discharge 3 days from menstrual period on BC also using withdraw method. Period or implantation bleeding?

Experiencing blood tinged vaginal discharge 3 days from menstrual period on BC also using withdraw method. Period or implantation bleeding?

Birth Control works: Contraception works. Remember, 'implantation bleeding' is an internet myth that has no truth in reality. Can you imagine a fetus smaller than a speck of dust causing trauma to the uterus when it lands on the wall of the uterus? It just does not happen. ...Read more

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Virgin. Pinkish-red blood in vaginal discharge after masturbation [for 5 days]? Somewhat irregular periods, oh and internal masturbation - sex toy

Virgin. Pinkish-red blood in vaginal discharge after masturbation [for 5 days]? Somewhat irregular periods, oh and internal masturbation - sex toy

Local trauma: Unless you are experiencing acute pain, this will resolve if you just stop the masturbation and rest for a week. I don't see any serious signs you'd need to watch unless your OB needs to check for local bleeding with a direct exam ...Read more

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Can a small 2 CM subserosal fibroid on the anterior fundus of my retroverted uterus cause blood tinged vaginal discharge after meals on a full stomach?

Can a small 2 CM subserosal fibroid on the anterior fundus of my retroverted uterus cause blood tinged vaginal discharge after meals on a full stomach?

Not usually : Have you had a normal pap smear? Go see your gyn, bleeding when it isn't your period is more likely due to a hormone imbalance or medications. It is possible you need a procedure like a uterine biopsy or a d&c. ...Read more

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What causes blood and pus vaginal discharge?

What causes blood and pus vaginal discharge?

Possible infection: An abnormal vaginal discharge with blood and pus can be from an infection in the vagina, the cervix or the uterus. Get this checked out soon - this can be serious. ...Read more

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Blood in my vaginal discharge! what should I do?

don't panic: You could have some break through bleeding. If it becomes a pattern then discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does having too much white blood cells in vaginal discharge mean?

Depends...: White blood cells (WBCs) are found in normal vaginal discharge as part of the body's immune defenses. An increase in them will be seen in any kind of vaginal discharge, a hormone imbalance or an infection in the Uterus, Cervix or vagina. This finding has to be interpreted with other symptoms such as pain, itching odor, your stage in life and the medications you are taking. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation.. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. ...Read more

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Does having too many white blood cells in vaginal discharge mean that I have an std?

Does having too many white blood cells in vaginal discharge mean that I have an std?

not necessarily: White cell can be present with various types of infection, bacterial vaginosi, yeast which are not std's but std can also cause white cells get checked and if you doctor told you that white cells are present, ask him the cause. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more